Dawg Pü is an effects plugin for FCPX that mimics “desirable” characteristics of old, bad, damaged and/or modified lenses. It is designed to give footage shot with clinical modern glass a non-clinical/analogue feel. It is not a “film look” effect and is designed to be used in addition to (usually after) any other correction and/or grading.
Dawg Pü can now be downloaded from the Lintelfilm site
I recommend using each variable of the effect in moderation. The FCP 10.2 update allows masks to be applied to all effects. I recommend applying an inverted mask with a wide falloff to Dawg Pü if you want a subtle effect that mimics “characterful” corners, or of course if you wish to keep specific areas of the image clean. However please note that the Barrel Distortion and Pincushion Distortion effects may create unwanted artefacts if used in conjunction with masks.
The Coat effect and it’s numerous variables probably requires a little practice to master. I’d use the Height and Width sliders first to get the size of flare you want (please note that the Coat effect is not animated).
Please feel free to share Dawg Pü with other FCPX users. Any feedback or suggestions for improvement will be gratefully received. If you modify or add to the plugin yourself, send me a copy!
If you’d like to thank me for making and sharing this plugin, please send positive vibes my way by following, liking, befriending, sharing me etc, etc. on the various social media sites I have links to on my website (my fledgling video business would appreciate a bump in online presence!). My site:
Please note that Dawg Pü is in no way related to or affiliated with Dog Schidt Optiks or Richard Gale! The choice of name is just a bit of fun.
The image samples included are taken from Nick Driftwood’s GH4 V-Log beta sample footage, from his film Swim to Land (graded by me).